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Cherrapunji with the historic name Sohra being more commonly used, and can also be spelled Cherrapunjee or Cherrapunji) is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is the traditional capital of aNongkhlaw hima (Khasi tribal chieftainship constituting a petty state), both known as Sohra or Churra. Cherrapunji has oft been credited as being the wettest place on Earth, but for now nearby Mawsynram currently holds that distinction. Cherrapunji still holds the all-time record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year, however: it received 9,300 millimetres (370 in; 30.5 ft) in July 1861 and 26,461 millimetres (1,041.8 in; 86.814 ft) between 1 August 1860 and 31 July 1861. Cherrapunji is located at WikiMiniAtlas25.30°N 91.70°E. It has an average elevation of 1,484 metres (4,869 ft) and sits on a plateau in the southern part of the Khasi Hills, facing the plains of Bangladesh. The plateau rises 600 meters above the surrounding valleys. Soils on the plateau are poor owing to deforestation and washout caused by heavy rainfall. Owing to winter droughts, the vegetation in this location is even xerophytic in spite of the fame of Cherrapunji as an extremely wet place. Additional pressure on local ecosystems is created by the rapid increase of the population — from a Sohra-area population of 7,000 in 1960, it grew to over 100,000 by 2000. Valleys around Cherrapunji, however, are covered with lush and very diverse vegetation, containing numerous endemic species of plants, including Meghalaya subtropical forests. Although there is heavy rainfall in Cherrapunji, there is a high scarcity of clean water. Cherrapunji holds two Guinness world records for receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in a single year: 26,471 millimeters (1,042.2 in) of rainfall between August 1860 and July 1861 and for receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in a single month: 9,300 millimeters (370 in) in July 1861. Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8
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Gangtak Tour Plan 3 Nights 4 Days Gangtok Tour Package Our Travel Partner: Travellers Partner Ph: 9831727732 , 9475463796 Whatsapp: 9831727732, 7432944987, 9836797355 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.travellerspartner.com Services: holiday packages, hotel booking, corporate tour, excursion tour Gangtok is the capital city of Indian state Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 5500 feet, it is a beautiful and well organised city where you can get all modern facilities like shopping mall, big departmental stores, movie theatre, restaurants, coffee shops and many others. How to Reach Gangtok By train reach New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station of West Bengal. There are several trains available from all major cities of the country to NJP. By air, reach Bagdogra airport first. From NJP the distance of Gangtok is 125Km and from Bagdogra, the distance is 124 Km. It will take 3 to 4 hours to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra or NJP by car. The rate of a car is between 2500 and 4000 rupees, depending on the number of seats available. You can also avail a share cab run by Sikkim National Transport (SNT). The fare is INR 200-300 per person. There are also SNT organised bus services available to reach Gangtok from NJP. The rate is INR 90 per person. Chopper service is also available from Bagdogra to Gangtok. Charge is INR 3500 per person one way. Gangtok Site Seeing Day -1 On day 1 of your Gangtok tour go for city site seeing tour. Hire a local cab for 10 points site seeing. The charge will be INR 3000 to 3500 for a day. The main spots to visit are: Rumtek Monastery: Rumtek Monastery is a gompa located near Gangtok. Currently, it is the largest monastery in Sikkim. It is home to the community of monks and here they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. MG Marg: The heart of the city is MG Marg. It is the main street of Gangtok and is a great place to hang around. The street is India’s first litter and spit free zone. No vehicle is allowed in this street. You can also enjoy shopping while walking through this road. Every year, in the month of December Gangtok food and culture festival is held here. Banjhakri Falls: It is one of the most beautiful places in Gangtok. The park surrounding the falls area is well maintained. Overall, a nice place to relax. Seven Sister Water Falls: It is another beautiful waterfalls near Gangtok where you can enjoy nature. Gangtok Ropeway: Take a ride of Gangtok Ropeway to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Ganesh Tok: It is a temple of Lord Ganesha located 6km from Gangtok town. Visit here to pray Lord Ganesha and also to enjoy the enchanting views of the surroundings from the viewing lounge with glass panel. Tashi View Point: It is located 8Km away from Gangtok town and offers a stunning view of Mount Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. Hanuman Tok: The famous Hanuman temple is popular for its wonderful serene ambience and a viewing area that offers spectacular view of Kanchenjunga range. Nmgyal Institute of Tibetan Technology: It is the one of the main Tibetan Institutes of the world. You can see various rare Tibetan and Sanskrit manuscript here. The place is also known for beautiful Thanka paintings. Enchey Monastery: This is another famous site to visit near Gangtok. Day 2: On day 2 of your Gangtok trip go for Nathula Pass, Tsomgo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple tour. For this tour you have to submit 2 passport size photograph and a photocopy of your voter Id card to the authority in order to get a permit. You can submit those documents to your hotel or travel agent and they will get the permit for you. Tsomgo is a beautiful glacial lake 38 Km away from Gangtok located at an altitude of 12,400 feet. Nathula Pass is situated at the Indo China Border. It is 18 Km away from Tsomgo Lake. Visit Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple on your way back to Gangtok. From Gangtok Local Cars will charge INR 800-1200 per person for this tour. Day 3 On 3rd day, you can visit south Sikkim. The famous spots are Namchi and Temi Tea Garden. In Namchi visit Namchi Monastery, Ralang Monastery, Tendong hill and recently inaugurated Siddhesvara Dham. This spot is famous for the giant 87 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva. In this temple you can see the replicas of four Dhams of the country. From Namchi go to Temi Tea garden. An organic tea estate with beautiful surroundings. This is a great place to relax. Where to stay The hotel of Sikkim tourism Hotel Mount Jopuno. Double bed room charge is INR 2000 to 2200. Some Private hotels are: Hotel Imperial- Charge 1400 -1500 for double bed room Hotel new Sikkim- Charge 1800-2500 for double bed room Hotel Tibet- Charge 2200-3500 Tara palace- Charge 6000-8000 Follow Us: www.toursnfoods.com "Unwritten Return" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Siju Cave or BAT Cave is a one of the longest lime stone cave in Meghalaya, India. It is 132 km from Tura and this cave is famous for Dobakkol or the bat cave with impressive stalagmites and stalactites. It is one of the longest cave in the Indian Sub-continent and contains some of the finest river passages to be found anywhere in the world. There are magnificent limestone rock formations inside, especially named princess, Di's chamber by the excavators will fill any visitor with awe. The Garo Hills are part of the Garo-Khasi range in Meghalaya, India. They are inhabited mainly by tribal dwellers, the majority of whom are Garo people. It is one of the wettest places in the world. Forming the western part of the State the entire Garo Hills having an area of approximately 8,000 sq km. is densely forested and hence one of the richest spots in biodiversity. The Garos predominantly inhabiting the three districts of the State namely East Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills are basically superstitious, believe in spirits and have rich traditional tales of myths and legends. To the Garos everything that is interesting and unnatural has to have the lore of some kind.
Shillong is a hill station in Northeast of India. It's natural beauty attracts Tourist all over the world. It's called Scoot Land of Northeast.